Valor Dictus

Virginia Legislature debates dropping SOL standards

Ian Criman, Staff Writer

April 12, 2012

Filed under News

The phrase 100 percent’ can have many different meanings.  It can signify true success, or a goal for everyone to strive towards.  However, in the case with the Virginia Standards of Learning, subschool 11 Principal Scot Turner...

"DFTBA": Organization dedicated to reducing 'world suck' through charity work'

Faith Schweikert and Danielle Nelson

April 12, 2012

Filed under Clubs & Orgs, Features

Commercials airing on GMR last month about the DFTBA club at our school have spawned questions about what DFTBA is. It stands for “don’t forget to be awesome” and little does most of the school know but the organization, wh...

Invisible Children and ‘Kony 2012′ mislead audiences

Reem Nadeem, Staff Writer

April 12, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

Teenagers everywhere have banded together to aid non-profit program, Invisible Children, using social networking sites to raise awareness of the new “Kony 2012” campaign. However, most supporters, as passionate as they may...

Cyberbullying requires united opposition

Valor Dictus Staff

April 12, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

 Students creating social media pages to discuss their peers is not a new fad. While it has recently taken over Twitter, it was equally prevalent last year, with Facebook sites such as ‘Robinson Best’ critiquing students’...

Coming back from injury

Owen Joyce, Staff Writer

April 12, 2012

Filed under Archives

Broken bones; pulled hamstrings; stress fractures; shoulder and wrist problems; cauliflower ear; and torn ACLs are just a few of the injuries students at our school have sustained, and yet most of those athletes have made  comebacks. Depending...

Girls’ soccer kicks off new season

Joe White, Staff Writer

April 12, 2012

Filed under Archives

Off to a 1-1-1 start the girls varsity soccer team led by senior captains Barbara Platenberg, Jeannine Molleda, Ashley Booth and head coach Jim Rike are looking to have a dominant 2012 season. Platenberg has high expectations...

Fernandez off to help from the start

Simran Badwal and Roz Allen

March 5, 2012

Filed under Features, Profiles

Counselor Enrique Fernandez has recently made a move from Marshall High School to work at our school. This is his first year being a counselor, although he previously worked as an intern at Marshall. Now fully transitioned into h...

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